Trochilidae


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Trochilidae

[trä′kil·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The hummingbirds, a tropical New World family of the suborder Trochili with tubular tongues modified for nectar feeding; slender bills and the ability to hover are further feeding adaptations.
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2013: Molecular evidence of the taxonomic status of western Mexican populations of Phaethornis longirostris (Aves: Trochilidae).
Kajutukalu Sapo-cururu Bufo marinus Kyakya Coruja Bubu virginianus nacurutu Kujupoja Gaviao-real Harpya harpya Kulukulusi "Passaro grande, Especie nao identificada parece urubu, come minhoca" Kumesi Beija-flor Trochilidae sp.
vociferus Wilson, whip-poor- I C will Chordeiles minor (Forster), I O common nighthawk Order Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds) Family Apodidae (swifts) Chaetura pelagica (Linnaeus), I A chimney swift Family Trochilidae (hummingbords) Archilochus colubris (Linnaeus), I C ruby-throated hummingbird Selasphorus rufus (Gmelin), I R rufous hummingbird Order Coraciiformes (todies, motmots, and kingfishers) Family Alcedinidae (kingfishers) Ceryle alcyon (Linnaeus), belted I O kingfisher Order Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies) Family Picidae (woodpeckers) Colaptes auratus (Linnaeus), I C northern flicker Dryocopus pileatus (Linnaeus), I O pileated woodpecker Melanerpes carolinus (Linnaeus), I C red-bellied woodspecker M.
Two bird species, Bananaquits (Coereba flaveola: Emberizidne, Coerebinae), also called the Bahama Honeycreeper, and Bahama Woodstars (Calliphlox evelynae: Trochilidae),.
Later, when scanning the literature, I discovered that early naturalists had harbored the same mistaken notion, and some had placed the bird in the order Apodiformes, which means "without feet." Nowadays, scientists classify hummingbirds in the family Trochilidae, in the order Trochiliformes.
In hummingbirds (family Trochilidae), all species are polygynous, yet many species are monomorphic and female plumage can show considerable variability (Bleiweiss 1992).
Las familias mas diversas son cuatro, que en conjunto comprenden el 47.59% del total de especies, estas son Thraupidae con 48 especies (16.55%), Tyrannidae con 39 (13.45%), Trochilidae con 30 (10.34%) y Furnariidae con 21 (7.24%).